Latest News June 3, 2015
June 3, 2015
news From All Africa
- Southern Africa: Of Sunken Slave Ships and Neo-Imperialism
[Daily Maverick] On Tuesday, at the Iziko Slave Lodge in Cape Town, researchers announced a profoundly significant archaeological discovery, made just off shore in Camps Bay. It’s the first discovery of the wreck of a slave ship which went down carrying slaves, in the late 18th century. Though Iziko “owns” the ship’s artefacts, they’re going on long-term loan to the USA. Sound your irony klaxons, readers. By REBECCA DAVIS.
- Nigeria: Scores Killed in Nigeria Bomb Blast
[Al Jazeera] A bomb blast hit a busy market in Nigeria’s northeastern city of Maiduguri on Tuesday, killing as many as 50 people, according to eyewitnesses.
- Southern Africa: Newly-Recovered Ship Contains Rare Remnants of Slave Trade
[IPS] New York -A Portuguese slave ship that left Mozambique in 1794 bound for Brazil had hardly rounded the treacherous Cape of Good Hope when it broke apart violently on two reefs only 100 yards from shore.
- Egypt: Two Journalists Given Prison Sentences in Egypt
[CPJ] New York -The Committee to Protect Journalists condemns the convictions and sentencing of two journalists in separate cases in Egypt over the weekend.
- Africa: Five False Assumptions Driving EU Migration Policy
[IRIN] Oxford -More than 85,000 migrants have crossed the Mediterranean in smugglers’ boats since the start of 2015, and the peak sailing season is only just getting under way.
- South Sudan: More Than 100,000 Flee Homes to Escape Fighting and Food Shortages
[UNHCR] Geneva -The UN refugee agency on Tuesday reported that heavy fighting over the last two months in South Sudan’s Unity and Upper Nile states has displaced more than 100,000 people and blocked humanitarian aid deliveries for some 650,000 people.
- Somalia: UN Expert Urges Somalia to Guarantee Free Expression and to Suspend Death Penalty
[UN News] Somalia must put in place a legal framework that guarantees freedom of expression in the country, as well as a moratorium on capital punishment, a United Nations independent expert recommended today, while commending progress accomplished so far.
- Africa: Simple Agricultural Innovation to Empower Farmers
[SciDev.Net] Agriculture sustains the lives of millions in the global South both in terms of nutrition and income, but changing rainfall patterns and poor storage can severely cut productivity.
- Sudan: Bashir Delivers Optimistic and Reconciliatory Inaugural Speech
[SudaNow] Khartoum -President Omar Bashir who was sworn in before the parliament on Tuesday delivered a speech in which he promised achieving peace and halting blood shedding in conflict area.
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